I am finally all moved into my new house! I mean all boxes are unpacked, things are organized and put away, and I’ve finally decided where to hang things! It took awhile but it feels so good to have all of that done and now my life can get back to normal! Which means back to regular posting! If you follow me on Instagram (browneyedandblushing) then you have seen a lot of things I’ve been sharing and loving this summer. I thought I’d do an Instagram Recap for those of you who might not have caught all of it.
Elle and Ivey Custom Welcome Mat
I love this welcome mat so much! My husband has always been a huge Nirvana fan so when I came across this on Instagram I knew I needed it for our new place! They make custom phrase mats as well, so I might just have to get a few more to keep trading out with the seasons. Go check out their Etsy page! You need one. Or two. Or three.
Aveda Daily Light Guard SPF
I’ve been a big fan of Aveda skin care for the past 10 years and have watched them bring in all kinds of new products through the years. This one is by far one of the best I’ve used. This face sunscreen is formulated differently than a lot of other sunscreens so it feels more like a serum. It’s light and soft and has a slight tint to it so your skin doesn’t look stark white when you put it on. I’ve been using it a lot this summer and I love how it doesn’t break me out! If you’re looking for a good facial SPF try this one out. It’s SPF 30 and you can wear it under your makeup!
Kristin Ess Shampoo and Conditioner
I tried this set for the first time around Christmas of last year and for some reason I didn’t buy them again until now. I really do like this shampoo and conditioner. The smell is pretty fantastic and I like how clean my hair feels. I mentioned on Instagram a few weeks ago that my summer goal is to take better care of my hair and learn some new ways to style my hair. I started by buying a shampoo and conditioner that I knew I would be happy with so I’d feel more motivated to try some new things! Has that happened yet? Not quite, but I promise I’m going to try!
Mix and Match Swim Suit
I finally have a pool! All of my other swimsuits are from previous summers and I wanted to buy one that I felt comfortable in and that was flattering of my post-two-babies body. Trust me, that bikini from my honeymoon just doesn’t fit the same anymore! I got these high waisted black bottoms from Target and the lemon top I found at Walmart. I feel so much more comfortable in high waisted bottoms that suck in that little pooch that I can’t get rid of and this top is just the pop of color that I was looking for! They’re mix and match but look super cute together.
Dr. Jart+ Hydration Lover Rubber Mask
I actually just wrote a full review on this mask, and as you could have guessed I think it’s pretty awesome. It made my skin super soft and really helped the overall appearance of my skin. I had been looking pretty blotchy and had several blemishes that left my face looking irritated and after using this rubber mask my skin immediately looked more even toned! I’ll be buying several more of these to keep on hand for emergency situations. Or Sundays. Or ya know, just any day that I feel like using a mask.
Jergens Natural Glow Wet Skin Moisturizer
I have never tried a sunless tanner before this one. I don’t know what’s wrong with me that it took me 28 years of life to think about using it, but it finally happened and I’m in love! It smells so good and doesn’t have a strong “tan” smell which I was worried about. It goes on right after you shower and it sinks in pretty well. You have to use it consistently to notice a significant difference in color, but once I got there I was hooked. I don’t have to look super pale at all times now!
Oh K! Sleep Mask
One of my girlfriends gave this to me to try out and I hadn’t ever heard of this brand before but the mask is pretty great! My skin felt really good for like a week after my first use and then I used it again the following week and was really impressed that it still continued to make my skin feel so soft and hydrated. I also like that it isn’t a one use thing that you have to buy another pack for each additional use. There’s 5 or 6 uses in one package so you can enjoy it for awhile before having to go buy it again.
ELF Exfoliating Scrub
I wrote a full review on this product a few months back, but I’ve been using it a ton this summer to keep my skin glowing and clear. It is very inexpensive, especially for it being a skin care product, but it works just as well as the scrub that costs 4 times it’s cost. I have been using it about once a week in the shower so the steam can really soften my pores and work with the scrub to get out trapped dirt and oil. I highly recommend this ELF Exfoliating Scrub for the summer. It will really help slough off any dead skin and keep your skin glowing!
Target Shirt and Sandals
I have a mild addiction to Target, as you all could have guessed. I have been wearing these sandals on repeat and I love how neutral they are so I can wear them with basically anything. This shirt is a summer fave of mine because it’s so flowy and bright! I’ll be wearing it all summer long; it doesn’t feel hot because the fabric is very light. I am all about all things Target!
KNC Beauty Collagen Lip Mask
I received this in a previous FabFitFun box and it came with like 6 or 7 of them in the bag so I still have a few left that I’ll be using up this summer. I don’t know how but they do give your lips a little plumping after just one mask. I mean, just about as much as you’d get from one of those lip serums that make your lips all tingly, but it does work. I use them before date nights and nights that I’m going out! Maybe it’s just in my head, but I feel like it makes my lipstick look better, too!
Keep following me on Instagram for more summer posts! What’s your favorite thing to use in the summertime? Let me know in the comments below!